Assisting in Long-Term Care

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Authors : Barbara Hegner; Mary Jo Mirlenbrink Gerlach


768 Pages  Paperback 

5th Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2002, 1998, 1994

©2007 , Published


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This comprehensive, user-friendly book provides the theoretical knowledge and skills content you need to successfully complete a nursing assistant certification exam. The book meets OBRA guidelines and prepares you to work in a variety of long-term care settings or sub-acute units in the hospital. ... more


On the Job boxes highlight real world insight into the job and the health care industry

Lessons open with a Clinical Focus on a resident to personalize what you learn

Core values emphasized include empathy, interpersonal communication, and respect

Exercises at the end of chapters allow you to gau... more

New to this Edition

Updated information on HIPAA laws and 2005 Dietary Guidelines

New lesson on assisting in the home care setting

Expanded information on cultural and ethnic considerations for care

Contains over 100 procedures that have been updated to reflect current industry practice, including patient transfers,... more